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The latest team to ‘Throw-Back’ under Nike’s guise

May 11, 2012 2 Comments


We wrote Monday how the Redskins only basically removed the “75” and replaced it with “80” for their anniversary patch this season, and now they’ve unveiled Nike’s, “innovative uniform system (showcasing) a modern interpretation of the Redskins 1937 uniform,” to go along with it.

In layman’s terms it’s a 1937 throwback, pictured above.  It’s plain and simple, not too bad looking, with the gold-shaded helmet, and it's supposed to harken back to a season in which Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh led the ‘Skins to the NFL title over Chicago.   

We still can’t believe the team taking the pains to mark an 80th anniversary season to begin with, didn’t at least design a new commemorative logo. 

At least the Steelers did for their 80th anniversary this season. 


Too many “A” in Angels:  We had filed this away after watching the Angels play last week.  The addition of the “1961” patch to the left side of the jersey replacing the “A” halo is a nice addition as a regularly worn team logo patch.

But why then move the “A” halo to the right side of the jersey to clutter everything up?

The right side should be kept patch-free, that is until the Angels celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Big A” in their 55th anniversary season of 2016.


When will it happen-an update: The Miami Marlins did not play Thursday.  Game 32 is tonight at Marlins Park against the Mets.  Do we sense an orange cap to kick off the three-game weekend series after going all-black cap, all season?  Yes! 


Fun night: The store was getting crowded at times during last evening’s second “Jerseys as Art” program at PLA’s Center City Philly location, and we appreciated seeing everyone who turned out.

Former Mitchell & Ness honcho Peter Capolino (below) always dazzles with his stories of the history of baseball uniforms and how M & N came to make their universally popular throwbacks.

Philadelphia architect Rich Villa (below) had some impressive renderings and a compelling story to tell about his vision of what two Philly baseball parks could look like; one for the Phillies along the Delaware River just to the north of the Ben Franklin Bridge, the other if the A’s ever came back to town along lower North Broad Street.  

And, it’s always fun to see commemorative patches (hard-to-find Blue Jays "Toronto's 150th Birthday Celebration" patch from the 1984 season, below) that MLB teams have worn over the years.


We figure we’ll be moving some stock out of the way to fit folks in for our next event this summer.  It will be a “can’t miss” date, and tentatively we’re looking at Thursday, July 19.

MLB Game Worn Jerseys of the Double Knit Era author Bill Henderson will be with us to celebrate the release of the latest (2012) edition of his must-have, painstakingly detailed compilation of modern MLB baseball jersey information.  The last release of Bill’s work was in 2009, so we’re looking forward to his presenting an update to our attendees in July. 


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2 Responses


July 08, 2012

Obama you are such a friggin’ phneoy. Admit it you don’t even know the rules of the game! You grew up in Indonesia, likely never heard of Mickey Mantle or Lou Gehrig.That scene of you in the locker room gosh how obvious it was that you are so out of your league. What an amateur. Hardly any of those baseball players had an ounce of respect for you. You could tell by their body language.Obama = loser. Big time loser.And that opening pitch? Man what a sissy throw! Absolute sissy.


July 05, 2012

My point is that being threatening and deenmniag and acting petulantly at every turn is not going to accomplish anything. Nothing good can come of how Sternberg has acted.You are underestimating the amount of revenue that is at Stu Sternberg’s disposal. If you think he is hamstrung, you are mistaken. Not that anyone for sure knows precisely, but it is a lot more than what kind of major league effort that Stu has put in the 25 man roster.If you can’t afford it, then sell. Heck, my only loyalty to this is to the fans of the team, more so than to the team itself. It hurts and hurts royally to see this team and its fans crapped on every other minute. And it also hurts to see our media just bend over backwards and support the Rays management team and MLB’s agenda blindly without any wink or nod to the fans’ plight. The fact we have Major League Baseball in our community is a tremendous asset not lost by me. Again, it doesn’t take a billionaire, but heck, I want a FAN of my area that I love, a pure champion of the fans and the community, not some carpetbagging dictator with good business sense to come in and simply rake everyone over the coals for his own benefit. There are Chris Sullivans or Bob Bashams or Jeff Viniks out there, or a consortium of owners who only need about 30 or so percent of the club (Stu’s percentage) to buy him out and take over the managing general partnership.The time is NOT NOW for a stadium. Let’s table it, let’s revisit it in about 3 years when the planning can resume with the bonds of the Trop paid off. Let’s have proposals on both sides of the bay, and an owner who will not force himself on the Mayor’s office or City Council and cry to MLB about what he can or can’t do. Stu has offered ZERO in solutions in this, rather he just restates his position. Let St. Pete/Pinellas have one last shot at it, and if they come up with something, they get a right of first refusal, if not, then I would imagine they would be amenable to the lease being revisited ONLY if the club will go to Hillsborough.

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Size Charts

Select your brand and style to read more about how your purchase will fit:

American Needle fitted hats | '47 Brand hats | '47 Brand apparel | Majestic apparel | Majestic jerseys | Red Jacket apparel | Junk Food apparel | Next Level apparel (Shibe Originals)

Use these tips as a general guide when finding your measurements:


American Needle Fitted Hats

If you do not know your size, first determine where on your head you want to wear your hat. Usually it is worn about a half-inch to an inch above the eyebrows and/or just above the ears. Have a friend hold the tape measure (cloth, plastic, or download a printable version here) at the point where you want the hat to rest on your head.  Insert the tip of your little finger between the tape and your head.  Record the measurement and find your Fitted Hat size using the chart below.  This should provide you with a comfortable fit.


'47 Brand Hats


47 Brand Adjustable Hats Size Chart Size Hat Size Circumference (cm)
Adjustable Hats Men's 6 7/8 - 7 5/8 55 - 61
Women's 6 5/8 - 7 1/4 53 - 58
Youth 6 5/8 - 7 1/8 53 - 57


47 Brand Fitted Hats Size Chart Size Hat Size Circumference (cm)
Fitted Hats XX Small 6 1/2 - 6 5/8 52 - 53
X Small 6 3/4 54
Small 6 7/8 - 7 55 - 56
Medium 7 - 7 1/8 56 - 57
Large 7 1/4 58
X Large 7 3/8 - 7 5/8 59 - 61
XX Large 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 61 - 62
XXX Large 7 7/8 63
XXXX Large 8 64
XXXXX Large 8 1/8 65


47 Brand Stretch Fit Hats Size Chart Size Hat Size Circumference (cm)
Stretch Fit Fitted Hats Youth 6 1/2 - 6 5/8 52 - 53
Small / Medium 6 7/8 - 7 55 - 56
Medium / Large 7 1/8 - 7 3/8 57 - 59
Large / X Large 7 1/2 - 7 5/8 60 - 61
One Size Fits All 7 - 7 1/2 56 - 60


47 Brand Knit Hats Size Chart Hat Size Circumference (cm)
Knit Hats Youth 6 1/2 - 6 3/4 52 - 54
One Size Fits All 6 7/8 - 7 1/2 55 - 60


'47 Brand Apparel


47 Brand Men's Size Chart S M L XL XXL
Neck 14"-14.5" 15"-15.5" 16"-16.5" 17"-17.5" 18"-18.5"
Shoulder 21" 22" 23" 24" 25"
Chest 36"-38" 39"-41" 42"-44" 45"-47" 48"-50"
Waist 28"-30" 31"-33" 34"-36" 37"-39" 40"-42"


47 Brand Women's Size Chart S M L XL
Size 2-4 6-8 8-10 10-12
Shoulder 14.25" 15.25" 16.25" 17.25"
Bust 32"-34" 35"-36" 37"-38" 39"-42"
Waist 26"-27" 28"-29" 30"-31" 32"-33"



Majestic apparel

Men's Sizing (measurements in inches)
Chest 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 52-52 54-56 58-60
Waist 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 52-54
Hip 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52 54-56 58-60
Sleeve 32-33 33-34 34-35 35-36 36-36 1/2 36 1/2-37 37-37 1/2
Neck 14-14 1/2 15-15 1/2 16-16 1/2 17-17 1/2 18-18 1/2 19-19 1/2 20-20 1/2


Women's Sizing (measurements in inches)
  XS S M L XL 1X 2X
Size 0-2 4-6 8-10 12-14 16-18 16W-18W 20W-22W
Chest 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-40 41 1/2-43 1/2 43-45 47-49
Waist 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-32 33 1/2-35 1/2 36-38 39-41
Hip 34 1/2-35 1/2 36 1/2-37 1/2 38 1/2-39 1/2 40 1/2-42 1/2 44-46 46-48 49-51
Sleeve 29 1/4 30 30 3/4 31 1/2 32 32 1/2 33


Youth Sizing (measurements in inches)
Size 6-8 10-12 14-16 18-20 20 22
Chest 24-26 28-30 32-34 36-38    
Waist 21-23 25-27 29-31 33-35 37-39 40-42




Majestic Jerseys

Adult Men's Replica Jersey Sizing  
Jersey Size Small Medium Large X Large XX Large
Neck (diameter of neck) 6.5 6.75 7 7.25 7.5
Chest (underarm to underarm) 20 1/2 22 1/2 24 1/2 26 1/2 28 1/2
Sleeve (back of inside neck to end of middle sleeve) 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 1/4 9 1/2


Apparel Sizing Tips:

Use these tips as a general guide when finding your measurements:

Chest/Bust: With your arms at your sides, measure around the fullest part of your chest, across shoulder blades and under arms.

Waist: To measure your natural waistline, wrap the tape so it intersects your navel. Keep tape flat, but comfortably loose.

Hips: Stand with your heels together and measure the fullest part of your hips. Make sure the measuring tape is level all the way around your body.

Inseam: Stand up straight, and start the tape measure high in your crotch. Straighten the tape down the inside of your leg to the bottom of your ankle.



Red Jacket apparel



Junk Food apparel


Next Level apparel (Shibe Originals)

General Size Neck
(in inches)
(in inches)
(in inches)
(in inches)
Small 14-14.5 34-36 28-30 31.5-32
Medium 15-15.5 38-40 32-34 32.5-33
Large 16-16.5 42-44 36-38 33.5-34
X-Large 17-17.5 46-48 40-42 34.5-35
XX-Large 18 – 18.5 50-52 44-46 35.5-36